ENW 321- Digital Journalism

Fairfield University’s IRHA Presents Spring Fest

Jason Moragas, president of IRHA said, “I can honestly say that this year’s Spring Fest is going to be our best yet. We believe that we will break our record for attendance”.

IRHA, which stands for Inter-Residential Housing Association is a student run organization at Fairfield University. IRHA focuses on creating a clean, safe, and respectful, living community on campus while striving for academic, social, and personal development. This organization works with Residence life to plan events and resolve issues within the dorm buildings on campus.

21194_10152875134003403_5752607294595954929_nThis year, Spring Fest, one of IRHA’s major events was held on Saturday, April 18th, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Quad. At Spring Fest, students enjoyed live music acts, surprise giveaways, bounce castles, a caricature artist, balloon animals, snow cones, a photo booth, cotton candy, a dunk tank, food trucks, and much more.

Connor Goz, director of programming said, “We started planning for Spring Fest in November. It was a long progress that slowly developed and picked up during the months of February and March”.

The members of IRHA said that their hard work paid off and are very proud of the successful event.

Jerika Martinez, co-director of diversity initiatives said, “The long planning process was worth it because this year Spring Fest was bigger than ever.”

Certainly, Spring Fest was the highlight of many students second semester at Fairfield. This event will continue to be a tradition every spring on campus.

Jennie Chieco, director of community outreach said, “In the future, students will remember this year and be more likely to attend again.”

Regarding next year’s Spring Fest, IRHA hopes to increase the amount of students who participate so Spring Fest will be even more successful.

The members of IRHA said that for next year they would not change a lot of things because the event was so well run this year. However, next year they hope for more giveaways and a bigger stage for the musical performers.

There is never a dull moment at Fairfield University. After a long winter, Spring Fest proved to be a successful day where students spent time outside, soaking up the sunshine, and enjoying time with their friends.

Didn’t have a chance to attend Spring Fest this year? Watch this video to experience all the fun. 


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